Bring On The Flavor! Positive aspects of a varied diet during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

One of the best ways we can expose our children to a variety of healthy foods is by eating them during pregnancy as well as while breastfeeding. Julie Mennella, a biopsychologist at Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philidellphia, has been one of the leading researchers investigating the effect of early exposures on the development of taste . Since 1991, she has published a range of studies from the affects of maternal garlic intake on breast […]

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Infant Massage

OK. So this may seem terribly in congruent with the “infant massage” information you might be expecting to read about, but in my world EVERYTHING is interrelated. Everything. So I’ll start right off by saying that in this article, I’m pitching infant massage as an antidote to fast, frenzied, distracted parenting. There’s more to the story, of course, but these few paragraphs are devoted to something that I am passionate about: slow parenting, and slow […]

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How to be Present During the Holiday Season

HOW TO BE PRESENT During the Holiday Season Every year I look forward to the colorful decorations, joyful music, festive gatherings, delicious food, and cheerful conversations. Before I know it, the holidays end, music stops, decorations come down, even the leftover food disappears… And it is time to go back to my regular schedule, until next year, when I repeat the same pattern. This year I am trying something different and I invite you to […]

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How to Double Your Energy In the Darkest Days of The Year

It can be dark and depressing this time of year, especially when we have little ones that keep us homebound and inside more than we like. The good news is that we can make choices that bring us energy + help us feel motivated even in these dark and busy holiday months. Here are five simple ways to increase your energy starting right now. 1. Get Into Nature Yeah, it’s cold here right now in […]

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Surviving Head Lice Epidemic

Thank you Daisy Lear for educating us on the clear facts about Head Lice. With summer camps ending and school beginning, head lice is currently at an all time high. When lice comes to visit, most parents enter into extreme panic. The information in this article will help keep stress levels down by providing the facts of lice from the nationally acclaimed Lice Doctors, leading experts in head lice removal, with medical staff Dr. Steven […]

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Shonishin -Acupuncture for Infants and Children

Shonishin is the Japanese form of acupuncture for infants and children. l

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Happy 3rd Birthday to Us

As the Family Garden approaches it’s 3rd birthday, I find myself stopping and reflecting on how far we have come in such a short time. Just like a child who grows up so quickly, I feel like the last three years have flown by. The Family Garden was an idea conceived by several birth professional who were all working in Longmont. We would find a great space to give our classes and then suddenly the […]

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Grandparenting 101 for baby boomers – shared from The Washington Post

Becoming a grandparent for the first time is like revisiting an exotic country that you loved long ago, only to find that everything’s changed

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Pregnancy and Postpartum Health

Perinatal (meaning all around the time of birth) Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) are the most common complication of childbirth

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Shonishin by Daisy Lear L.Ac.

Shonishin is the Japanese form of acupuncture for infants and children.

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